Yet another week spent busy and all over the board. Here’s a little roundup of the few bits I gathered this week.
I always try to remind myself that life is simple; when things get too busy or worrisome, when I feel weighed down. But it get’s hard. I forget where I stumbled upon this, but I’ve had it posted on my wordpad and open on my desktop ever since:
The Buddha’s Five Remembrances (Thich Nhat Hanh’s version)
I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health.
I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.
All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.
My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.
John Cleese, on creative energy: “People make an awful mistake by starting where the energy isn’t.”
More can be found here. (For those of you a little out of the loop, do a search for the “Ministry of Silly Walks”.)
There’s something pretty inspiring about what Michael Sailstorfer is doing with underwater typography.
And finally, I’ve decided not only to join a bike gang, but I will do my darndest to seek out and join the ranks of this bike gang. I just hope I’m tough enough.